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Irony Of The Stranger

The Stranger Chris Drusbosky 3/5/12 Professor Krauss In the story “The Stranger” by Albert Camus, the belief that the themes of loss and retrieval are at the core of Mersault’s mythology, and that they illumine the notion of exile to which he returns so often is widely discussed. I however do not believe that either one of those themes has anything to do with the Mersault and the exile to which he returns to so often, rather I believe that Mersault’s own attitude is the reason for the exile...

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In The Stranger by Albert Camus is a novel with multiple themes. This is probably one of the most theme rich novels I have ever read and I only touched on a few of the key themes presented in the novel. The themes are mortality, isolation, nature, religion, women, passivity, and society’s social class. The Stranger opens with an announcement of death; Salamano’s old dog is in a state of decay; the protagonist murders, and is then sentenced to execution. The centrality of death, as a concept, is...

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achieve a worthy goal. The obstacles characters face can be personal impediment, the attitudes, and the beliefs of others. A of a character who overcomes social or personal obstacle in to achieve a worthwhile goal is the main character in the book The Stranger by Albert Camus, Meursault. Meursault had challenges he faced which led him to for obtain his worthwhile goal which was to overcome society’s expectations. This essay will explore the extent to which an important of a character must overcome social...

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Irony Matt looked on as Mr Lensher was handcuffed by the police. The wrinkles on his face were suddenly so detailed that Matt suspected if he had made the right decision. Aged sixty, a sentence for theft would have caused to die in jail. Ironically, Matt could remember the exact same words Mr Lensher once told him, "No matter how old or young a person is, or whatever reason he has for committing a crime, if he breaks the law, he deserves to be punished. " It was these exact words that made Matt...

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Hannah Howell AP Literature 4/26/13 Disappointment and Death Scholar Ignace Feuerlicht states, “Camus holds that man is an eternal stranger to himself, that he cannot grasp and define his self or integrate its different aspects.” 1 Meursault is a stranger to society and himself in many ways and the ambiguity of the novel, The Stranger by Albert Camus highlights his departure from an existence driven by expectation and ambition. Meursault floats through life without ambition because he does...

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Authors of short stories use elements of style to make their stories interesting. There are many elements of style used by authors. Irony and theme are often used in short stories. This is clearly shown in O. Henry’s short stories such as: “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Lickpenny Lover,” “The Midsummer Knights Dream,” “The Cop and the Anthem,” and “Ships.” The short stories of O. Henry use the element of theme to bring about ironic endings. In “The Gift of the Magi” there are elements of theme throughout...

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Strangers, Again Writing a relationship story from a video clip is so difficult and so inherently uninteresting, that there really needs to be some compelling reason to include one in the story. And that reason has to do with how characters are getting along or not. To put characters in this overused and fairly boring situation, something more has to be happening than simply hugs, kisses and cuddles. What else is love about in this video clip except getting along or not getting along? To put...

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December 11 2013 Symbolism in The Stranger Authors tend to use symbolism to address a profound meaning to what is written. In literature, symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them illustrative meaning that are different from their literal meaning. In the novel, Camus is effective in utilizing many symbols and motifs to symbolize certain aspects of Meursault’s life. This essay will explain the reasons as to how does Albert Camus depict society’s tendencies...

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Topic #1 Illustrate how Meursault's indifferent attitude and moral ambiguity is fundamentally at odds with society's expectations of how a person should think and behave. Outline I. Thesis Statement: In The Stranger, society views Meursault as a cold-hearted killer and a moral "blank." It categorizes him as dangerous and evil because Meursault refuses to conform to society's accepted standards of behavior. II. Meursault's attitude and behavior A. At his mother's vigil and the funeral 1. Meursault...

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AP English MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET Title: The Stranger Author: Albert Camus Date of Publication: 1942 Biographical Information about the Author Born November 7, 1913 Died on January 4, 1960 He was also a journalist and philosopher. He won a Nobel Prize. Genre (indicate special characteristics, if applicable) Fictional crime drama Philosophical novel Point of View/Narrator Cultural/Social/Historical Context First Person Narrator: Meursault...

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